January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month


Human trafficking affects nearly 27.6 million people worldwide, including tens of thousands here in the United States. Like domestic violence, trafficking is about power, control and exploitation of people, particularly women and children.

Futures Without Violence works to prevent this violation of human rights by:

  • Supporting and empowering survivors
  • Equipping workplaces, healthcare settings, and domestic violence agencies as well as advocates to recognize human trafficking and respond to it
  • Advocating for more effective support at the national and global levels through our policy work. 

Join one of our webinars this month to learn more about how to prevent and address human trafficking. 

Access more resources and tools through our Futures Without Violence anti-human trafficking projects here: Building Collaborative Responses to Support Survivors, and Health Partnerships, and Promoting Employment Opportunities for Survivors.

Finally, share the National Human Trafficking Hotline number with anyone who is, or who knows someone who is experiencing human trafficking: 1-888-373-7888 (TTY: 711; Text 233733).

Upcoming Webinars

Economic Empowerment for People Who Have Experienced Human Trafficking for Service Providers
Wednesday January 17, 2 PM EST
Description: Economic empowerment is a critical need for many individuals who have experienced human trafficking, from their moment of exit through their long-term recovery. Learn how you and your organization can begin to address this need through financial literacy programming, job training, cash assistance, and more.

Health Center Emergency Preparedness for Survivors of IPV + Exploitation: Multidisciplinary Collaborations to Address Legal Needs for Medical, Legal and Anti-Violence Professionals
Tuesday January 23, 3 PM EST
Description: Learn how you and your organization can address IPV and human trafficking during a natural disaster or public health emergency.

Supporting Survivors of Trafficking with Intellectual Disabilities: Prevention and Response Through Multi-Systems Collaboration
Thursday January 25, 2 PM EST
Description: Explore vulnerability factors facing the individuals with intellectual disabilities who have experienced trafficking and how you and your organization can work collaboratively to offer person-centered support.

Capacity Building Opportunities

Health Partners on IPV + Exploitation works with community health centers to support those at risk of experiencing or surviving intimate partner violence (IPV) or human trafficking (HT) and to bolster prevention efforts.

Promoting Employment Opportunities for Survivors of Trafficking (PEOST) Training and Technical Assistance Project, aims to increase access to quality educational and employment opportunities for survivors of human trafficking. 

Tools & Resources

Building Collaborative Responses with Healthcare for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Task Forces and Multidisciplinary Teams Addressing Human Trafficking 2022
This resource explores the benefits and strategies of healthcare partnerships for DV/SA/HT task forces and coalitions.

Collaboration to Increase Access to Employment Opportunities for Survivors of Human Trafficking and Domestic and Sexual Violence 2022
This document contains advocacy considerations, collaboration strategies and resources that advocacy programs can utilize to support HT survivors’ self sufficiency.

Ten Action Steps: Building and Sustaining Collaborations to Support Trafficking Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault: A Toolkit for Advocacy Programs 2022
This resource contains strategies and tools for DV/SA/HT organizations to build or enhance multidisciplinary teams in order to better support survivors of human trafficking. A one-page overview of the 10 action steps is here.

LGBTQIA+ Youth and Experiences of Human Trafficking: A Healing-Centered Approach 2021

This toolkit was developed in partnership with the National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center and is intended to increase health centers’ awareness of and responsiveness to LGBTQIA+ youth experiencing human trafficking.